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Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and part of $100,000 donations, police are taking the guns no questions asked. >> every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these guns could've created victims. and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing guns, we are a safer society. >> bridgeport's police chief says an attempt to organize a similar gun buyback failed last year due to a lack of funding, but not this time. >> we've seen an outpouring from the community since sandy hook. in all manners. from, you know, from teddy bears to cash. and i think this -- this is part of it. i think people want to feel safe. >> for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child wh
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
the fact that we know the name of a man pushed to his death at a new york city subway station now. he's identified as 46-year-old dusend. a sketch of the suspect. she's described as a heavy set woman in her 20s who was wearing a ski jacket and sneakers. poppy harlow has more on the investigation for us. >> it was horrible. >> reporter: this man says he heard the final scream of the victim. james callanan's train was halted. >> they said last stop on the train, debris fell on the tracks. >> reporter: witnesses say the victim was standing on the edge of this subway platform in queens when a woman who was pacing and talking to herself pushed him on the tracks. surveillance footage captured this woman running from the station. police are searching for the woman they describe as heavy set in her 20s wearing a ski jacket and sneakers. >> we do live in a world where subway platforms are open and that's not going to change. >> reporter: at a news conference friday, mayor bloomberg and ray kelly were inundated with questions about the subway death. >> a second subway pushing death in this city
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 3:00am PST
a snowstorm is pounding the state. boston could see up to eight inches of snow today. the city's mayor has already declared a snow already. a top priority there is getting the roads cleared for public safety. freezing temperatures are in the forecast there for this week. >>> their neighbors to the south in rhode island, also breaking out the shovels this morning. look at this video. about a foot of snow has already fallen in some parts of the state. >>> it's the site of the worst oil spill in u.s. history. now, more than two years later we're getting an upclose look at the wreckage. there had been reports of a recurring oil sheen in the area, but the coast guard says no leaking oil was found. it was closed and cemented in september of 2010. >>> overseas now where syria is bracing for even more bloodshed after one of its bloodiest days yet in 21 months of civil war. opposition activists say more than half were gunned down in a mass execution. let's go to cnn's mohammed jamjoom. >> after regime forces won a battle, activists say that then servel people there were rounded up and that they wer
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
people were killed after regime forces retook a city from the rebel free syrian army forces. now, one activist told us that they got some of their information from a captured syrian soldier that told them that many people had been rounded up. that they had been taking to a petro chemical plant there and executed. we're still trying to get more details about this. the syrian government for their part said they went in and that they captured and killed a lot of terrorists. terrorists is the term they use when they're referring to opposition fighters. this sounds like a horrific crime that happened yesterday. we're waiting for more details to emerge in the hours to come. alison? >> it seems the rebels are gaining ground or a crackdown by syrian forces? >> essentially a war of attrition. it has been for quite a while. yes, the rebels have been gaining ground. that's according to most analysts and the members we speak with on the ground. they have been able to capture more in the north of the territory and even in and around the capital and the fact of the matter is the regime is cracking
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